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"By grace you have been saved through faith." Ephesians 2:8
Reflections
Reflections for june 15

"The theme of the service was Hospitality and Welcoming Strangers, and we welcomed the youth to lead this service. They did a great job of singing, playing the...

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Nice and Tidy

"“What about people like me who are dying and still love God? What about people who take very few steps, but every step leaves a big impression in the snow because...

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Diving Deeper at VBS

"We are in the midst of an amazing week here on campus with our Vacation Bible School (VBS)! Every day, 160 kids flood our church, ready to dive into a world of...

Reflections
Reflections for June 8

"It is important for us to help and support others. They might be going through tough times or just reaching out for friendship. We can help carry them through their...

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Assurance of Control

"I went hiking in Denali National Park with my son, Sam, some years ago… close to 20 now. The week before I left I put everything I was taking in my pack out on the...

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Preschool Update

"On Friday, we hosted our annual Last Day of School Pizza Lunch. What a fun way to celebrate the end of the school year! We served pizza and lemonade. Families came...

Mission Study Report Available

Starting in December 2022 and lasting through March2023, some 30-40 interviewers reached out to the members of the congregation to discover some of the best moments ...

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Feeling Sacred

"Just one letter shifted and that title would be “Feeling Scared.” Feeling Scared is that close to feeling Sacred. Sacred is simply being connected with God and...

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Reflections For June 1

"The focus of the sermon last week was about forgiveness. When we forgive someone, it allows us to let go of resentment and anger. The process can involve trying to...

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Discerning Decisions for Missions

"Since January the Missions Committee has been reviewing applications, websites, and financial statements for missions and missionaries requesting funding. This is...

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Mentor

"This past week my family and I spent time going back to where we lived for 23 years, Pennsylvania. We lived there while growing into a family of five. Then, after a...

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En Mémoire

"On June 28th, 48 choir members and friends will depart on a tour of France. Our travels will take us into the Loire Valley, up to Normandy, through Giverny, and...

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Society

"There’s been a major effort to divide our country, lately. Right now, there’s a movie out called “Civil War,” and it suggests what might be involved in a second...

Reflections
Reflections for may 18

"The theme of the sermon last week was companionship. The idea was to connect with others in our loving community. It was Ascension Sunday when Jesus went to heaven,...

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Coming Up in Student Ministries

"As we dive into this vibrant season of growth and change, our student community is bustling with energy and activity. For many, this time of year brings a mix of...

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Summer Theater Volunteer Registration

"Register to volunteer for Summer Theater...

Reflections
Reflections for may 11

"The resurrection of Jesus signifies a new beginning and the potential for constant renewal in our lives. Geoff asked us if we wake up every day in newness. The...

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Panic or Pray

"Some while back, an 85-year-old Nun got trapped in an elevator. She was alone at the convent because her sister nuns had gone to a convention. The power went out...

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INTRODUCING OUR LEADERS May 8

"A few weeks ago you were introduced to a new group of Elders and Deacons as they were installed into their leadership responsibilities for our church. Each leader...

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"Watch, be alert, and pray; for you do not know when the time will come." (Mark 13:33)

"Jesus explains this further by giving an example in the following two verses, \"It is like a man going on a journey, when he leaves home and puts his servants in...

Reflections
Reflections for may 4

"Last week was a chance to celebrate the resurrection. We heard that we are loved by God and are free to be human. The Call to Worship said in this sacred space, we...

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Making Way

"Opening the door for someone has become a divisive issue for some people. I never understood this, any more than I understood (or didn’t understand) complimenting...

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Give The Gift of Life in May

"May...

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Craig Riddle Biography

"Many of us come to church each Sunday just to enjoy the sermon and listen to the glorious music from our choir and contemporary band. We pray together, and after...

Reflections
Reflections For april 27

"When I was writing the article this week, it was Earth Day. I saw a post from a relative in Michigan with multiple pictures of beautiful plants coming alive. It is...

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By Myself

"“I am not myself by myself.”\n \nThis is a quote from Eugene Peterson, the well-known pastor and writer who is the person behind the contemporary translation of...

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Seussical The Musical Celebration

"Last weekend, oh what a thrill,\nOur youth ministry, with hearts so still,\nPut on a show, oh so magical,\nA Seussical, truly...

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Introducing Our Leaders April 24

"Introducing Our...

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Apartment Life

"I came upon a ministry that’s doing one thing very well – community. It started with a guy leaving his career path in computers to go to seminary. He moved into an...

Reflections
Reflections for April 20

"The service last week highlighted the importance of the resurrection which fills us with hope and assurance. We heard about the Gospel which brings us good news and...

An Update from the Pastor Nominating Committee

The Pastor Nominating Committee (PNC) has been quite active over the past month, reviewing pastor’s Personal Information Forms (PIF’s), watching services and sermons...

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Introducing Our leaders Apr 17

"A few weeks ago you were introduced to a new group of Elders and Deacons as they were installed into their leadership responsibilities for our church. Each leader...

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Seussical The Musical

"Join us and step into the Whimsical World of “Seussical the Musical.”\n\nAre you ready to embark on a fantastical journey filled with whimsy, wonder, and...

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Permeate and Percolate

"Our youngest daughter used to “percolate” when she was very happy about something. Her whole self would tremble in a joyous, thrilled, shaken quivering. As a young...

Reflections
Reflections For April 13

"Jesus showed signs of God’s love through miracles like healing the blind man, turning water into wine, and walking on water. These signs unveiled the glory and...

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Preschool Update

"All of you together are Christ’s body, and each of you is a part of it. 1 Corinthians 12:27\n \nLooking back over this school year and looking forward with excitement...

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Introducing Our Leaders April 10

"A few weeks ago you were introduced to a new group of Elders and Deacons as they were installed into their leadership responsibilities for our church. Each leader...

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Seasonal Change

"\nWe’re entering into the shift of seasons as days grow longer and nights are shorter. The sun comes up earlier and goes down later. It all allows the growth of the...

Reflections
Reflections For April 6

"I found an interesting quote on my calendar this week titled “Meditation Moment”. It said, “If you struggle to stay still while meditating, try a walking...

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Helping to Meet the Needs of Others Near and Far

"Each month the Outreach Ministry sponsors two opportunities for our congregation and community members to participate in showing the love of Jesus to those in need...

Reflections
Reflections For March 29

"Hosanna is an expression of adoration, praise, or joy. As we walked through the journey to the cross this past week, it was a time to be calm and enter into this...

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Poems

"Good...

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My Path

"When you think over what you do for God, to demonstrate your love for God, what comes to mind?\n\nPrayer? Worship? Bible Study? Meditation?\n\nDo the actions that are...

Reflections
Reflections For March 23

"A hymn from last week’s service was about having a friend in Jesus – “He is everything to me. He walks with me and talks with me.” Jesus is our friend, and he is...

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Fun Friday and Family Easter Service

"The Children’s Ministry is thrilled to celebrate the second month of our Fun Friday program at RB Community Church. The Fun Friday program is designed for children...

Reflections
Reflections for march 16

"Jesus fasted for 40 days and 40 nights. Can you imagine not eating for 40 days? I read about fasting and how it teaches us self-control and humbles us. It boosts...

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Jesus, My Lord

"How has Jesus humbled your heart so that you turn toward God rather than your own wants and desires?\n \nIn my message last week, I pointed out that “Jesus is Lord”...

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Finding the Lost

"We have a wonderful parable told to us by our Lord Jesus while He was here on earth. It's a story we all know well, yet it never loses its sweetness and...

Reflections
Reflections for march 9

"Jesus opens our eyes to new experiences. We need to recognize Jesus as a teacher since he experienced life on earth just as we do. We can learn from his examples....

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Teacher

"How has Jesus opened your eyes?\n \nJesus opening the eyes of our hearts is growth in Spiritual discernment. We are able to see life in a new way and to appreciate...

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REFLECTIONS FOR MARCH 2

"Instead of focusing on perfection, let's embrace growth and progress. We learn and grow from our experiences, even the ones that involve mistakes. The church is a...

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Redeeming the Time

"Over the past week what have you done to kill time?\n\nI have a book called “Kill Time,” which is made up of pages of puzzles or simple drawing activities that would...

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We Need Your Help to Give, Act, and Pray! 45,000 Meals to be Packed by RB Community on March 16th.
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HOLY WEEK GUIDE

"Check out the Holy Week Guide to know what and where is happening in this year’s Holy Week....

Reflections
Reflections For February 24

"Sharing our personal stories and faith journeys empowers people just like a trellis supports a climbing plant. When we hear what others have gone through during...

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What does the future hold?

"I had to go through a brief examination for a passport and as I did, the examiner realized that I had lived in a variety of places in our country. I told him that I...

ROBOCALLS

If you answer the phone and hear a recorded message instead of a live person, it's a ROBOCALL. Robocalls trying to sell you something are almost always illegal. Man...

Winter
Family Ministries Update

"It's been a wildly fun adventure full of snow, games, worship, and a deep dive into faith for our students as we headed up the mountain this past weekend to...

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Introducing Our Leaders Feb 21

"A few weeks ago you were introduced to a new group of Elders and Deacons as they were installed into their leadership responsibilities for our church. Each leader...

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Lenten Reflection

"RESTORE...

Reflections
Reflections For February 17

"We come to God and God asks us what we want. We want to be with God. When we are in the presence of God, we are able to see with spiritual eyes. We can discern what...

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Wonder

"There's so much to discover in this world. And one of the best adventures is to simply sit in wonder. One of the challenges younger people face is a lack of time...

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Lenten Prayer

"Creator and Giver of Life\nYour heart says that everyone should be saved and no one should be lost.\nYou seek to speak your Word into every heart, so that all may...

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Reflections for February 10

"We want to know God, and we want everything that gets in our way to go away so we can get to God. We know what a difference he can make in our lives and others...

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Rundiamhra

"That’s not a misspelling. It’s a Gaelic word for mystical and mysterious religious experience. We are coming upon the season of Lent, and it isn’t inappropriate for...

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Valentine's Day for God

"Roses are...

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Why We Do What We Do in Worship

"On Sunday, February 4th, we infused some worship education into our 9:30 service. Below is a summary of the information shared with the...

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REFLECTIONS FOR FEBRUARY 3

"I always love the Call to Worship, Prayer of Confession, and Prayer for Illumination to reflect on what God is asking us to do as we walk alongside him. We shout...

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What’s New?

"A news article came up on my feed one day a week ago. It was about a man who had discovered a 2600-year-old spiritual practice (as he judged it), and how it had...

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Stepping into the Gap

"WOW! What an amazing response to the request for emergency assistance for clothing, bedding, shoes, and toiletries. I have made three trips with a very full car to...

Reflections
Reflections for January 27

"We are called to become new versions of ourselves through God’s grace and love. The first song had the words: “See the weary, see the hurting, see the lonely, see...

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Sure Hope

"A dear friend and mentor died this past Thursday, Rev. Dr. Richard R. Streeter (Dick). Dick was a remarkable pastor who lived and worked for his congregation, his...

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Family Ministries Update

"At RB Community, the blessing of community, growth, and support continues to thrive, all to the glory of our Heavenly Father. As we reflect on the many ways in...

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Reflections for January 20th

"God changes us to be more like him. We become enabled to hear and communicate with God. Jesus is described as both fully human and fully divine so that he could...

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Never be Afraid to Take the Last Brownie

"There have been a number of times when I’ve been sitting with a group of Christians and there’s been some dessert in the middle of the table. At camps, conferences,...

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This day is a day of good news, but we are silent

"2 Kings 7:3-9\n\nThere was a famine in Samaria (Chapter 6: 24-31). Benhadad, king of Aram (Syria), besieged Samaria so strongly that famine spread throughout the...

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Beginning

"The season of starts and resolutions is upon us. Do you participate in this? I don’t. I have made changes in my life. (Some of you have commented on my losing about...

Tips for Holiday Eating

Feel like you experience holiday weight gain every year? Instead of accepting it, try making smart choices as part of your holiday meals. Chances are you will avo...

Fall Prevention

Falls can lead to a loss of independence, but they are preventable. Fall prevention is important for older adults to continue living active and independent lives. Ea...